The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;
for he has founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers. Psalm 24:1-2
Prayer - Creating God, help me to see your power and beauty in the world around me. The ground I walk on belongs to you. The air I breath belongs to you. Every person I meet belongs to you. May I see your fingerprints on everything I encounter this day. May I delight in your creation. Amen
Written by Stacy Ikard, Senior Associate Pastor at WHPC
For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. Psalm 117:2
Prayer - God Almighty, who shall separate us from the love of Christ? As with the Apostle Paul, I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way Jesus, our Lord and Savior, has embraced us. Praise the Lord. Amen.
Written by Isaac Sanchez, Elder at WHPC
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false. Psalm 24:3-4
Prayer - Gracious God, forgive me for the ways I have placed too much worth and too much of my worthiness in things that are false. Help me cling to the Truths of your Word and of the worthiness of myself as a child of yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Written by Emily Wright, Senior Pastor at WHPC
Turn again, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, the stock that your right hand planted. Psalm 80:14–15
Prayer - Father God, thank you for these verses, written by Israelites in the Southern Kingdom after their brothers and sisters in the Northern Kingdom had been taken captive by the Assyrians. Like the people of Judah who were terrified and pleading with God to return to them—to remember his promises to them—we, too, are afraid and feel abandoned by you. As the people of Judah cried out and reminded God (and themselves) that God himself had planted and rooted them like a strong vine in this land, so we turn back to you, realizing we have been doing what was pleasing in our own sight. Lord, we confess this sin and ask you to return to us—to me—remembering that you have rooted us in the nourishing, rich soil of your love and are raising us up as your own daughters and sons for eternity. Thank you, God, for your faithfulness to your promise—that when we repent, you are quick to forgive us and restore our relationship with you. You are worthy to be praised! We offer this prayer in that name which is above all names, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Written by Nancy Kocurek, Elder at WHPC
But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself. Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name. Psalm 80:17–18
Prayer - O powerful God who strengthens me, the more I look to you, the more I learn about you, the stronger I become. I look to you in prayer, study and worship. Thank you for all you have done for me. I will worship you forever. Amen.
Written by Holly Salmon, member of the Worship Prayer Team